UNION boss Len McCluskey today turned on Jeremy Corbyn – blasting his “incontinent mess” of policies and failure to apologise for the party’s anti-Semitism.
The Unite leader – a long term supporter of the hard-left leader – admitted Corbyn’s leadership had become an issue in an election that saw the party score its worst election result since 1935.
In an outspoken column for HuffPost UK, the general secretary of Britains second biggest union, said Labour had been consumed by an incontinent mess of unbelievable policies.
Listing Labour’s mistakes, he said: “Firstly, the incontinent rush of policies which appeared to offer everything to everyone immediately, and thereby strained voter credulity as well as obscuring the partys sense of priorities.
“Secondly, failure to apologise for anti-Semitism in the party when pressed to do so, capping years of mishandling of this question.”
Corbyn failed to apologise multiple times over the anti-Semitism row in the party during the election campaign.
Mr McCluskey also pointed to Brexit as Labour’s “Achilles heel”, saying the party’s policy had been “fatally undermined”.
Corbyn today dismissed calls to resign after the landslide Conservative win today, instead saying he would cling onto power until a contest would be held in the “early part of next year”.
The sore loser refused to accept any blame for the disastrous results – and instead tried to pin the devastating loss on Britain’s EU debate.
Breaking his silence on his night of horror, Corbyn insisted his policies were “popular” and he would not “walk away” until his successor was in place “in the early part of next year.”
He said: “I have pride in our manifesto that we put forward, and all the policies we put forward, which actually had huge public support.
“Of course I take responsibility for putting the manifesto forward, but I have to say, the manifesto was universally supported, throughout our party and throughout our movement.”
Meanwhile a triumphant Boris Johnson said he wanted to see the country heal – and put the NHS at the centre.
He added: “We are going to unite and level up… Bringing together the whole of this incredible United Kingdom England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland together, taking us forward, unleashing the potential of the whole country, delivering opportunity across the entire nation.”
Boris’ snap General Election gamble paid off as he romped home with a majority of 80. St Ives was the last seat to declare just before 3pm today, with the Tories winning an increased majority there.